View Full Version : Commentary: April 15 is patriots' day

04-15-2009, 09:42 PM
WOOHOO!!! Teh ForeHead Speaks!!! (http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/15/begala.taxes/index.html) :rolleyes::D

(CNN) -- Happy Patriots' Day. April 15 is the one day a year when our country asks something of us -- or at least the vast majority of us.

For those who wear a military uniform, those who serve the rest of us as policemen and firefighters and teachers and other public servants, every day is patriots' day. They work hard for our country; many risk their lives -- and some lose their lives.

But for the rest of us, the civilian majority, our government asks very little. Except for April 15. On this day, our government asks that we pay our fair share of taxes to keep our beloved country strong and safe.

Unless you are appointed to the Obama Administration...

04-15-2009, 09:45 PM

If you hate higher taxes you want to kill "policemen and firefighters and teachers and other public servants".


04-15-2009, 09:50 PM
WOOHOO!!! Teh ForeHead Speaks!!! (http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/15/begala.taxes/index.html) :rolleyes::D

Unless you are appointed to the Obama Administration...

I think the real truth is that we have finished working for the government this year, its about 3-4 months of the year just to pay the years taxes! Yay :rolleyes:

Tax Freedom day! (http://money.cnn.com/2007/03/27/pf/taxes/tax_freedom/index.htm)

04-15-2009, 11:09 PM
Give me a break. Instead of tossing tea bags for the cameras, the Fox phonies ought to go to Walter Reed Army Medical Center. There they would find better, braver men who have truly sacrificed for their country. They deserve nothing but the best -- not the shameful and shoddy conditions they endured during the Bush administration. iReport.com: Share your thoughts on taxes and tea parties (http://www.ireport.com/ir-topic-stories.jspa?topicId=243554)

You want something to protest? How 'bout protesting how little we give back to our veterans? Or how 'bout protesting that the entire budget of the National Cancer Institute (where government researchers battle a disease that will strike half of all men and a third of all women) is 0.03 percent of what we gave the bandits at American International Group alone? Oh, but veterans benefits and cancer research might cost money. It might require -- dare I say it? -- paying taxes.
If the whiners at Fox News want to advertise their selfishness, they are free to do so. But please don't dress it up as patriotism. Patriotism is putting your country ahead of yourself -- which is the precise opposite of what the tea party plutocrats are doing.

I liked Hannity's response to this. He challenged Begala to show how much he's personally donated to the vets or their families. Begala and his cronies are big on talk, but money talks and BS walks. Hannity said he's donated hundreds of thousands of his own dollars, as well as raising millions to help the families of vets.

I'd be very interested to see what Mr Patriotic Paul or Tax Cheat Geitner have done to help.